Critical Severity

Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Apache Log4j affects IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments (CVE-2021-44228)

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A vulnerability in Apache Log4j could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system. This vulnerability may affect the IBM Spectrum Protect Client Web GUI and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments due to their uses of Log4j for logging of messages and traces.

CVE(s): CVE-2021-44228

Affected product(s) and affected version(s):

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client  – see Note 1

8.1.11.0-8.1.13.0
7.1.8.10-7.1.8.12

IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware 8.1.11.0-8.1.13.0 see Note 2
7.1.8.10-7.1.8.12
IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for Hyper-V 8.1.11.0-8.1.13.0 see Note 2

Note 1: The IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client installs the affected log4j files. However, only the Web GUI will use the affected log4j files.

Note 2: The Data Movers in 8.1.11 and above are affected

Refer to the following reference URLs for remediation and additional vulnerability details:  
Source Bulletin: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6527080
X-Force Database: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/214921

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